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Baby Chicks... What Gender??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elliebellie123, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. elliebellie123

    elliebellie123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way of telling what gender a BABY chick is? Or do you have to wait until they are older to tell?
     
  2. Ivytalon

    Ivytalon Out Of The Brooder

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    As in Just Hatched? No, unless you can vent sex, and even that is not 100% If you wait until they start getting their feathers you can tell depending on breed. Some breeds will have distinct colors for their male/females. Some breeds will have one gender grow slower than others. Really if you want to be sure, wait saddle and hackle feathers, a crow, or an egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sure..........breed sex links!

    Other than that, vent sexing is how the hatcheries do it, and they claim 90% accuracy.
     
  4. sommer chic

    sommer chic Out Of The Brooder

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    older to tell.
     

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